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As the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar subsid....
Meeting California...
The solar industry in California is facing several challenges: (1) New California building codes req....
How Europe is Commit...
A rising tide of countries around the world have begun to craft sustainable energy systems designed ....
The Revolution of Su...
Commercial size carports are often the easiest solution to deploy large areas of solar collectors in....
Following “Traditi...
The “traditional” operating lease has been used for decades by equipment salespeople to sell all....

CURRENT ISSUE


Clir Hires Didier Frávega, Targets Underperforming Wind Assets in Latin America
Clir Renewables, the leading provider of performance assessment software for wind energy,has announced the recruitment of Didier Frávega, formerly of Senvion and GE, as the firm expands the reach of its wind optimization platform across Latin Americ....
Digitalization: The Key to Smarter Operations & Maintenance Spending
As operators rush to take advantage of the expiring renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC), the U.S. is forecast to add a record-setting 14.6 gigawatts (GW) of wind power in 2020. That rush of investments and production of wind energy i....
Yaw Solutions
One of the most prevalent problems found across all Wind Turbine platforms happens in the yaw system design components. Further, from a point of view of the neighborhood community, noise emitting from the troublesome Yaw system (commonly referred to ....
The Pyramex ANSI-Rated Hi-Vis Rainwear line includes a rain jacket (RRWJ31 Series), pants (RRWP31 Series), bib pants (RRWB31Series), and rai....
Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) announces the release of the DT-12x series of transmitters. These fully integrated, loop-powered di....
Dutch company VerVent, has an offshore wind turbine that is scalable up to 16MW comprising a 1.5 stage bevel-type gearbox and a counter rota....
Mita-Teknik launched its blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to effective....

The Power of Time
Power vs energy. kW vs kWH. Inverter capacity vs battery capacity. Do you know the difference? A sustainable future featuring solar power plus energy storage should be getting more transparent and less confusing. But, as you can tell, that’s not al....
Solar Thermal Pools: Commercial design and implementation
Watching aerial images of large commercial solar systems often brings to mind the monumental effort and attention to detail involved in getting a project to completion. Over the years, I have come to learn and appreciate the nuances and the fine deta....
Great Expectations: Underperformance in U.S. solar market
For years, the solar industry has believed that utility-scale projects meet expectations. Investors, owners, operators, and developers have been making financial decisions based on the assumption that half of their portfolios will over-perform, to ma....
Kinetic Solar introduces an economical new mount for commercial metal roof projects. With commercial installations in mind, the design has b....
Portland General Electric recently launched Green Future Impact, a new solution that helps large commercial and industrial customers source ....
The SOLA-TECS F system was developed for cleaning PV modules on ground mounted systems. With the F system horizontal oriented brush movement....
Dynapower announces that its DPS-500 DC to DC converter for solar plus storage has been certified for IEC 62109 from TÜV Rheinland. It is t....

Energy Storage

Integrating Solar Microgrids Reduces the Impacts of Power Failures
As the largest source of potential renewable energy, solar power is often touted as the next great hope for the green revolution. While solar is indeed a top option for renewable energy, the environmental impacts are not the only reason the....
Integrating Onsite Energy Management
Clean energy technology is becoming integral to today’s business operations, but are businesses getting as much from their energy assets as they can? Intelligent design and operation of an energy system can ensure that, when it comes to your onsite....
Current Kills - Safety lessons from large scale ESS
What we can learn from ESS fires in South Korea, and how galvanically isolated, rack level DC-DC optimizers can improve safety and reduce the chance of fires and other mishaps. It is well understood that large scale energy storage is the key to al....
Dynapower is currently delivering two DC-coupled PV+S configurations to help power the evolution in solar plus storage. In the standard DC-c....
With the new high-voltage storage system from LG Chem and SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA), PV system owners can flexibly use self-generated el....
Energy Toolbase has worked with SolarEdge to validate the StorEdge inverter specifications and charge/discharge profile programming instruct....
PWRcell features a modular battery pack system, equipped with 8.6kWh batteries. The system is fully customizable, and can expand up to 34.2k....

Energy Efficiency

Path to Net-Zero: The practical Passive House approach 
With the global climate crisis grabbing headlines around the world, and increased public awareness on the topic, Net-Zero and Passive House building strategies in residential and commercial construction are rapidly growing trends. According to t....
Digital Reality: It’s time for boardrooms to get a grip on digitalization 
Despite being responsible for many of the amazing technological developments in the renewables industry, including sophisticated performance monitoring and asset management, the benefits of digitalization are still not being fully recognized by top l....
Tips from a Supply Chain Guru
With the labor market tightening, companies need to create more efficiencies. Whether it’s ensuring a worker has the optimal tools to reduce cycle time, or adding wearable technology to alert when there’s a stoppage on the production line, every ....
TDK Corporation announced the EPCOS Compact S14 AdvanceD-MP series of metal oxide disk varistors that feature smaller dimensions with the sa....
TDK Corporation has added to its portfolio of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications with the B3277*X/Y/Z series. The new capacitors....
TDK Corporation has expanded its lineup of metal core power inductors with the new SPM-VT series designed especially for the high thermal an....
STM32 microcontrollers (MCU) from STMicroelectronics are now available in an 8-pin package, enabling simple embedded projects to leverage 32....